Diverse Writers Share Their Stories

For Immediate Release: October 10, 2019
Media contact: Jaime Wong
(415) 557-4295; Jaime.Wong@sfpl.org

Diverse Writers Share Their Stories

San Francisco, CA – The San Francisco Public Library is hosting a celebration of women of color authors, who will be reading from and talking about their writing, as well as how their various backgrounds influence their creative works.

Award-winning Pakistani writer and artist, Sehba Sarwar, will read from her recently-published debut novel Black Wings. This book is about a story of a mother and daughter who struggle to meet across the generations, cultures and secrets that separate them. Bay Area-based writer Fan Wu will read from her critically acclaimed novels, including Beautiful as Yesterday, a book about two sisters who were born and brought up in China and now reside in the United States. Her writing explores the impact of history and memories on one’s life. Lastly, fourth-generation Southern Californian liz gonzález will share from her multi-genre collection Dancing in the Santa Ana Winds. Her book explores memories, pivotal experiences and cultural influences that shaped her when growing up as a nontraditional Catholic Mexican American in San Bernardino.

Date:   Thursday, October 17, 2019

Time:   5:30 p.m.

Place:  Main Library, 100 Larkin St., Chinese Center, 3rd Floor

Cost:   Free

Attention Calendar Editors: General event information

Author Reading with Sehba Sarwar, Fan Wu, and liz gonzález takes place on Thursday, October 17, 5:30 p.m., Chinese Center, 3rd Floor, Main Library, 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco. Participants include Sehba Sarwar, award-winning Pakistani writer and artist; Fan Wu, critically-acclaimed Bay Area novelist; and liz gonzález, poet, fiction and nonfiction writer and educator. Admission free. Wheelchair accessible. For more information, contact Anissa Malady, Community Programs and Partnerships,San Francisco Public Library, 415-557-4411.

Author Reading: Sehba Sarwar, Fan Wu, and liz gonzález – Thursday, October 17, 5:30 p.m., Main Library, Chinese Center, 3rd Floor